Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Friday, July 27, 2012

To the Editor:

Each year senior living communities are surveyed by their licensing agency for compliance with regulations established by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services to ensure a standard of care is met. By meeting those standards, senior living communities are able to renew their licenses in order to continue to provide care. It is admirable when any senior living community meets the hundreds of regulations that are required.

At Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, we have set our standards to exceed the minimum level of compliance.

This higher standard has resulted in deficiency-free surveys for five consecutive years. We seek not only provide great care, but we strive every day to fulfill our mission: "To provide quality senior services guided by Christian values."

We provide more than just a building that's beautiful, clean and a pleasant place to live and work; it is a way of life. At the Village, seniors can continue to live the way they want to live by making new friends, remaining active, doing things they enjoy and feeling productive and needed, despite any physical limitations they may be experiencing.

We, the leadership, congratulate every employee at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village for the outstanding achievement and recognition for being deficiency-free for five consecutive years. We are truly grateful for your dedication to our mission. In addition, we are truly blessed to have faithful volunteers who help to demonstrate the support of the broader community.

Lastly, we are thankful for every tenant who lives at the Village for helping us see and understand what matters most in your lives.

Ginger Dierksen

Executive Director,

Fort Scott

Presbyterian Village